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Jewish Servicemen's Sacrifice Plaque

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Municipality/Province: Calgary, AB

Memorial Number: 48007-001

Type: Brass plaque

Address: 4520 Crowchild Trail South West

Location: The Military Museums (formerly Museum of the Regiments)

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 51.01360211875408   Long: -114.11604946815922

Submitted By: Deirdre Kraft

Erected by local Jewish servicemen, this plaque is dedicated to the memory of local Jewish war dead of the First and Second World Wars.

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BELOW IS A TRIBUTE TO THOSE CALGARY & DISTRICT SERVICEMEN OF THE JEWISH FAITH WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN WORLD WARS I & II. THIS MEMORIAL WILL FOREVER ETCH THEIR NAMES IN OUR MEMORIES. IT IS IN THEIR HONOR WE DEDICATE THIS PLAQUE.             

 

1914 - 1918  
HACKMAN, SAMUEL  ARMY  ZUIDEMA, SIMON

 

1939 - 1945    
BELKIN, PAUL RCAF ISENSTEIN, SIMON
BESEN, SIMEON ARMY LAVINE, EDWARD
BERCUSON, BERNARD RCAF LAVINE, SOLOMAN
GREEN,CHARLES RCAF MARGOLIS, ALBERT
GUREVITCH, CECIl RCAF SMITH, LEO

                
DURING WORLD WAR II, TEN PERCENT OF ALL JEWRY IN CANADA SERVED THEIR COUNTRY:
A TOTAL OF 16,883    10,235 ARMY    596 ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY
5,889 R.C.A.F.    163 ALLIED FORCES
TOTAL CASUALTIES: 721 KILLED    208 WOUNDED    84 PRISONERS OF WAR
A TOTAL OF 196 WERE DECORATED FOR BRAVERY AND SERVICE
ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY

WE CANADIAN SERVICEMEN OF THE JEWISH FAITH TAKE A GREAT DEAL OF PRIDE AND
HONOR FOR THE PART WE PLAYED IN A VICTORY THAT GAVE FREEDOM A CHANCE TO
BREATHE AND GROW IN LANDS LESS FORTUNATE THAN OUR OWN.

OUR BEST TRIBUTE LIES IN OUR LIVING AND WORKING FOR THE ETERNAL CAUSE
FOR WHICH SO MANY FOUGHT AND DIED.
THE TRUE PEACE BORN OF FREEDOM

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